Coaching Children workshop for Coaches

Coaching Children online course for coaches

  • Improve coaching
  • Motivate coaches
  • Understand how children learn
  • Keep safe & fun environments for children
  • Keep children in sport
  • Understand physical literacy

Do you want to improve active lifelong participation, reduce drop out, increase participation, standard of play and enjoyment, increase involvement, inclusivity & the standard of coaching in your club, coaches and in the juvenile players/members in your club?

This online Coaching Children course with Meath Local Sports Partnership and Sport Ireland Coaching Children helps to achieve all of this. The course is for Coaches of any sport, coaches will complete online theory work in their own time, coaching children workshops via zoom (x2 evenings a week) and a practical session at the end of the programme, all of this is done in through a flexible timetable which will be fully guided and assisted by Meath Local Sports Partnership.

Further information on the content of the course is available HERE

Coaches who previously completed the course said this:

“My coaching style has changed to reflect a player-centered approach, it’s the reminder to keep coming back to this and keep asking myself – how is this benefiting the child”. 

“The course is a must for any volunteer before they get stuck into the skills of any one sport”.   

“A great course if you want to understand who you are coaching”.

“My mindset was very much concentrated on drills.  The course was an eye opener for me in that it showed me you need to have an element of fun or even a play activity that’s completely different to the sport to encourage the kids to practice freedom of movement rather than stick to rigid techniques of how skills should be practiced.”.

“Coaching children workshops have been really insightful and provided me with an ever-improving approach to understanding and applying my coach education to practice with young people in sport”.

“I am definitely much more confident in my delivery of providing activities to children of all ages & levels. My listing & observation skills have also improved greatly which helps me if required to adapt and make changes during activities themselves”.

Upcoming courses: 

The next Coaching Children course is beginning on the 22nd of November (every Monday & Thursday for 3 weeks), places are filling up fast.

To book your place please see details below:

Please fill in booking form HERE and return by email to or post to Meath Local Sports Partnership, Town Hall, Watergate Street, Navan, Co. Meath.

For more information please contact Una Pearson at

The course is normally €70 per coach, but it now available at a reduced rate of €40 for coaches from Meath and €50 for coaches outside of Meath.

Places are limited – shortlisting may occur. Applicants must be over 18 years of age. Payment will be required if you are accepted onto the course.